I was born in Alaska and have been practicing law here since 1976. I am an elected Fellow of the American College of Trust & Estate Counsel (www.actec.org), a select group of attorneys who are nationally recognized in the practice of esta...
Practice areas & skills: Tax, Estate Planning, Business, Probate
Review: “We were originally assessed at an excessive value that made little sense in relation to the Market. We went through the local Assessment Review Board and then into Superrior Court where we prevailed.”
Practice areas & skills: Tax, State, Local And Municipal Law, Corporate & Incorporation, Oil & Gas
Review: “Christina Passard is an exceptionally knowledgeable and supportive attorney, and when our family was going through conservatorship and guardian proceedings for my mother, her legal expertise was decisive. She explained ...
Practice areas & skills: Tax, Probate, Elder Law, Estate Planning
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Tax attorneys understand the interplay of different tax laws and regulations, and in planning strategies to minimize people's tax liabilities. Many tax laws are written by lawyers for lawyers, and as such are very difficult to understand. There are also many different types of taxes and tax laws–for example, income taxes, corporate and business taxes, death taxes, property taxes, estate and gift taxes, sales taxes, and international taxes. Sometimes taxes are based on an inflated or incorrect value the government has placed on an entity or activity. Tax attorneys will help you challenge the value or the tax itself, and help you reduce your taxes through careful planning.